Federation Walk
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 172 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach

  • End:

  • Location: The Spit

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 77.4 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.961277

  • Longitude: 153.4282565

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Federation Walk is a 7km, grade 2 One Way hike located in The Spit Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Federation Walk is a 3.5 kilometre pedestrian walkway located on a natural section of the area known as The Spit. Federation Walk begins at a fig tree in the parking lot opposite the entrance to Sea World. The walk continues through patches of rainforest where regular community planting days are held. After leaving the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, the walk continues under the sand bypass jetty and along the pathway to the southern training wall of the Gold Coast Seaway. The tip of the walk is at the end of the Gold Coast ocean way from where you can take in spectacular views of the coastline.

About the region

The Southport Spit (also referred to as The Spit) lies opposite of Southport to the north of Main Beach, Gold Coast. It is a permanent sand spit that separates the Southport Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean.

Today the Southport Spit is home to Sea World, Sea World Resort, the Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, as well as Palazzo Versace. On the end of The Spit is the Gold Coast Sand Pumping Jetty, a popular destination for fishermen and part of the Gold Coast Seaway’s Sand Bypassing System.

The Gold Coast Oceanway and the Federation Walk provide opportunities for pedestrians and cyclists to explore the Spit.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com